Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Graglia against Feminism: 21

A continuing series; see here for the introduction, and here for more on feminism in the Catholic Church in the UK.

From Domestic Tranquility, p280.
A free market economy requires the energy and initiative of an individualist who is an entrepreneur who takes responsibility for his actions, is willing to take charge and take chances and has the courage to make his own decisions, acting if necessary, without the security of peer group approval. We once fearlessly described this person as "a real man" ... it is precisely these qualities...that make men less suited to work in a bureaucratic environment.
   It is male individuality, exuberance, and aggressiveness that must be most stringently curbed and disciplined to meet the requirements of bureaucratic success. Bureaucracies are more hospitable to the effete, androgynous make who fits the feminist mold of manhood.

   It is our traditional bourgeois families, say the Bergers, that are "the one great obstacle against an all-embracing bureaucratization of life", the one means of producing "autonomous, independent-minded individuals" fit for an entrepreneurial rather than a welfare-bureaucratic society. Confirmation of their analysis comes from the many studies of the children who were raised under communal conditions in the Israeli kibbutz system and developed personalities and value systems that "are emphatically collectivist and conformist".

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen